Author: David Bennett

23 wellbeing things. No. 8, Making working work for you

It is a well known saying in business that those who fail to plan, plan to fail.  There is some truth in this.  Arriving at the end of your course with only hours to spare to start your dissertation is

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23 wellbeing things. No. 7, You are what you eat

Everyone needs to eat well, and regularly.  Balanced meals including wholegrains, fruit and vegetables to fuel your brain and lean protein to keep you feeling full and support your muscles, are even more important at those times when it feels

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Introducing two new computing and robotics ebook collections

We are delighted to be able to add two new free ebook collections: Morgan and Claypool Synthesis Digital Library – everything you wanted to know about robotics NOW Computer Science eBooks – a wide variety of ebooks on everything from

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23 wellbeing things. No. 6, A problem shared is a problem halved

Mealtimes and snack breaks are also a great opportunity to chat to your friends, share your worries and talk about things totally different from what you have been thinking about.  This is also important.  We are all social beings and

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Music online: musical technology and samples at your fingertips

Do you do music?  If so, you should check out Music Online for audio examples of music from all over the World, as well as encyclopedic information relating to places, cultural groups, instruments, including the voice and electronic, and genre,

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23 wellbeing things. No. 5, Drink more (water)

By the time you start to feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.  Thirst is your body’s emergency alarm bell ringing to tell you that you are already stiffening up in all the wrong places, feeling worse and thinking less clearly

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23 wellbeing things. No. 4, Remember you are not alone

It is easy to imagine that it is only you that is experiencing problems with your referencing, has just realised the work won’t comfortably fit into the time remaining before hand-in time, or is getting stressed about something else entirely

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23 wellbeing things. No. 3, Stay active without leaving your desk

Spending much more than about 20 minutes sitting still leads to postural collapse and is generally bad for you.  You begin to stiffen up, feel lousy and your concentration wanders.  Yet every time you think about wandering off for a

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23 wellbeing things. No. 2, Take a mindful walk

There are few things simultaneously as relaxing and gently stimulating and reinvigorating as a walk through nature.  The varied smells and shades of green, breeze, sunshine or drizzle, the feeling of soft yet supportive ground underfoot and the pleasure of

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23 wellbeing things. No. 1, self-calming breathing

Starting with the emergency remedies because they are always good to have to hand, breathing is easily carried out anywhere (you are probably breathing even as you read this, or at least I hope you are because it is kind

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